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Latest posts by chicky

Thank You

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:15

Lovely flowers (delphiniums are my favourite) - glad they made you smile


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:30
Sorry your day was pants Lily

Escaped from my dungeon to find the sun shining, but some serious puddles around. Nearly home - hope noone else has bagsed the telly - i have some dedicated springwatching to do


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:29
Ooops that should have said "lovely". But lively is good too!

About to get off my train and go tottering - heels seem to be obligatory part of the office uniform..... Wonder if i'd get away with converses ?....?....


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:25
Glad to see giraffes are commonplace - looking out the train window at the gardens, but not spotted any here yet

Grey and mizzly drizzly here in Londinium - but will be stuck in a dungeon (sorry-meeting room) for most of the day so won't notice.

Have a lively day all

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:12
I agree ighten - its looking great. Every time we see pictures another part of your plot has been transformed . Lovely lupin in amongst the primrose cabbages!

KEF - love the colour of that dark purple clematis- and your angelica is looking statuesque too!


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:57

Fairy....that was a truly awful joke - but made me lol

Have not been around much, so have all the Springwatches still to catch up on .... think i will need to monopolise the telly a bit this week.  But love green woodpeckers calling - always reminds me of Bagpuss


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:48

Morning earlybirds .

Just done a GH watering session (too late home last night).  We have some green woodpeckers round at the moment - could hear one yaffling away, but didn't spot him (but, come to think of it, contact lenses not in yet, so probably wouldn't spot a giraffe in the garden either ).

Must do a labelling session this evening - plants for flooded gardens are being despatched very soon.  

But now I should get going.  London today, so might catch you all later when I am on the train

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:41

You've got that black background thing going on again OL - wonderful pics 

Thanks so much everyone for sharing your gardens - this thread is always a highlight for me.  And Lizzie ..... Not samey !! Keep them coming


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 23:03

Just popped in - work busy, then some taxi-ing.  Sadly no gardening of any description to report.  Glad to hear that Chris the Cuckoo lives in Doves garden, that Panda had an ok day at work, and that SP's bite has reduced in size.

Lily - i just use the multipurpose with added John Innes for potting my acers up.  Although they like acid soil, so the ericacious stuff would do as well.

Sweet dreams all


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:56

My pictures always come out sideways too

Marion - just wanted to say have a great time at Longstock (look out for the blue poppies even if the waterlillies aren't out yet).  My Father in law spent the war years on the Longstock estate - they had to evacuate children from the south coast - first in line for an invasion.  And at Mottisfont the Constance Spry should also be in full bloom - my favourite rose.  Enjoy

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